Report: Cubs Close to Deal with Kris Bryant

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs are close to signing Kris Bryant. Heyman reported the deal is not officially done but the two sides are “on the way” to finalizing the contract.

Kris Bryant would receive the largest bonus received under the new system that began last year passing Mark Appel ($6.35 million) and the $6 million the Twins paid the No. 2 overall pick last year, Byron Buxton.

Jed Hoyer was on record, multiple times, that he was confident a deal would be reached with Kris Bryant prior to the deadline.

Once Bryant is signed, the Cubs will have four of the top 50 prospects in all of baseball … and depending on the publication, four of the top 30.

The deadline to have a deal done is Friday, July 12.

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